1960s Check Wool Mod Dress
A lavish wool Mod dress from the heart of the 1960s. This gives us major Joan Holloway/Mad Men vibes!
A firm knit tweed in seafoam green-blue hues with a whisper of yellow speckles; the skirt's contrast plaid features anthracite and navy checks and stripes over the seafoam base.
Fully lined in acetate-rayon with back zip closure, the long sleeves feature several elbow darts for ease of movement. The skirt starts at the high waist for a tapered silhouette, and the bodice (adorned with remarkable detailing) culminates in a sharp V-point overlapping the plaid, with wide top-stitch tracing the V and encircling the border of the bodice.
The fabric-wrapped buttons with hand-tacked buttonholes are fully functional, the dress however remaining closed at the neckline.
No labels; however, couture-level touches and quality craftsmanship suggest this was likely a custom-made piece for a high-end boutique or department store. Exquisite.
There is some bad discolouration to the lining on the internal upper bodice part of the dress, but the fabric itself is strong with no signs of shattering. The outer of the dress is in near perfect condition and this dress presents exceptionally well.
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 38 inches
Waist: 31 inches
Hips: 37 inches
Length from shoulder to hem : 41 inches
Fabric: We are as sure as we can be that the outer of this dress is pure wool tweed and the lining is a rayon acetate.
Alterations: There are very generous allowances on all seams of at least 1 inch useable and then hem of the dress and sleeves have 2 inches of useable allowance.